Time sure flies by. It’s already been six months, and the movie world seems to be churning out as many films as possible. This brings me to today’s question: what’s your favorite movie of 2013 thus far?
The past two years have been outstanding for film, where audiences received plenty of great movies rich with emotion and feeling. 2013 hasn’t had as many great movies as 2012 or 2011 (though to be fair, most studios aim their best films near the end of the year for Oscar contention), but there has been some very strong movies. For me, Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight easily leads the pack. My second favorite is a bit of a controversial choice, since it received mixed reviews, but I am confident that Terrence Malick’s To The Wonder is a great film. Third would be Jeff Nichol’s Mud. My fourth favorite was a bit of a surprise for me, as I typically don’t go for raunchy comedies, but This Is The End is one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in quite some time. Fifth would go to Berberian Sound Studio. I never found myself completely in love with it and I don’t think director Peter Strickland fully grasps his subject matter, but it’s an interesting movie that is wildly fascinating.
But what are your favorites thus far?